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News & Media: Archived Stories for 2014

May 22, 2014: Community Based Care agencies offer their own HMO for children in care
In response to 2011 Medicaid reform that moves all Medicaid beneficiaries into managed health plans, Florida’s consortium of Community Based Care agencies have joined together to operate an HMO exclusively for foster children. >>

May 18, 2014: Albert Wilson, a Georgia State wide receiver who called Port St. Lucie home when he was a teenager in foster care, was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs this week as a non-drafted priority free agent. >>

May 16, 2014: Next steps in ongoing process to improve local foster care
The gathering at the St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council was the latest meeting of the Quality Parenting Initiative, a statewide program that is redefining caregiver/staff relationships and what it means to be a foster parent. >>

May 15, 2014: Sweeping changes in store for Florida’s child welfare system
The most sweeping change to Florida’s child welfare laws in more than a decade cleared both house and senate earlier this month and is expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. >>

May 6, 2014: Foster a Dream Foundation still making dreams come true for former foster children
Katherine A. Basile believed that any child in foster care could find success with the right support. That was her dream – a dream now fostered by the foundation set up in memory of the woman known locally as a champion for children’s rights. >>
May 6, 2014: Josie Kirchner receives Supervisory Excellence Award
Devereux Community Based Care Director of Clinical Services Josie Kirchner is this year’s winner of the Devereux Supervisory Excellence Award. >>

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